Engineering & Design©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60Engineering & DesignCan integrally geared compressors be successfully used with variable speeds?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider true zero-emission packing for reciprocating compressorsEspecially when handling hydrogen, reciprocating compressors must provide ruggedness, operating flexibility and energy efficiency at pressures up to 3,000 psi (200 bar)., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTCyber bullies continue to be a menace, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEnvironmental regulations: How much do they really cost?Processors should instead grasp some understanding of the costs and benefits by asking themselves: “How much will these changes really cost, and what’s in it for me?”, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTEuropean refining—Cornered, with no way out?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHeater training improves safety and operations, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Industry Metrics, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTIs your plant vulnerable to a brittle fracture?, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTIt is easier to sit on the couch than go exercise, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTManage the impacts of high-solids crude oil more effectively, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTOptimize olefins and aromatics productionPetrochemical yields from the FCCU is an area of increasing interest as more companies try to integrate refining and petrochemical operations., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVietnam: Reversing the tide of refined importsVietnam is developing six large-scale refinery projects with the potential to add 1.36 MMbpd of new domestic refining capacity at a total cost of over $50 B. This would reverse the country’s status from a net importer of refined products to a net exporter by 2020., 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTVirtualization in process automation systems, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTAccess before acceptance: Chip redundancy for SIS, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 81: Is consulting a possible second career for you?, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase history: Hurdles in dismantling a vintage ammonia plant, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTChallenges for process data and control systems, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider integrated ethanol-to-EO/EG processes, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTConsider technology-based specialized industrial services, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP People, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTIncrease polypropylene production via ultra-low levels of carbon monoxide—Case study, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTMore waves for marine fuels, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTOman eyes refinery improvements, new petrochemical hubDespite increasing oil and gas production, Oman lacks the capacity to meet surging demand, especially for petrochemical and refined products. To help satisfy demand, the country is investing over $12 B in refinery and petrochemical projects by 2019., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTPVC process gets technology and control updatesKBR has formed an alliance to sell the exclusive license for JNC Corp.’s PVC process technology, which it inherited from CHISSO Corp.’s business, a pioneer in the Japanese chemical industry., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTRaise profitability through continuous performance evaluations, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMTTreat security like safetySafety and security work hand in hand in the manufacturing automation arena. As cyber attacks get more sophisticated and costly, there is a growing need to elevate security awareness to the same level as safety., 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT